§ MR. KNOX (Cavan, W.)
I beg to ask the Attorney General for Ireland if he would state how many holdings were, during the financial year ended 31st March, 1890, sold by the Irish Land Commission, subject to charges made for advances, for the sum of £306 0s. 4d., entered in the accounts of the Commission as received from that source; and what was the total purchase-money paid to the landlords for the holdings so sold?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. MADDEN, Dublin University)
The Land Commissioners report that the number of the holdings referred to in the question is four—one being the case of an advance under the Land Law (Ireland) Act, 1881, and three under the Purchase of Land Act, 1885. The original advances to the tenants in these four cases amounted to £5,365. The re-sales were subject to the annuities charged in repayment of these advances. No loss whatever has accrued to the State in respect to these cases, nor in respect of any other under the Purchase of Land Act, 1885.